Thursday, June 29, 2006

Twin mango

Tiny little mangos. (East Indian?) And my mom intentionally bought this weird monster twin. I managed to stop her just in time to take a picture but she has already started peeling it. Oops... I also forgot to ask her if it tasted the same. Oh well.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Custom made cup noodle?

No, that's only half the point.

There's a ramen (noodle) museum in Japan! (Oh my God...) And until August 31, you can custom make your own cup noodle!! Found it in this interesting Japanese blog by Yumama. (Go there to see the photos.)
  1. Put 300 yen into a vending machine to get an empty cup.
  2. Customise your cup with writing or drawing at the table.
  3. Bring the cup to the staff at the counter.
  4. You get to pull the lever.
  5. The noodle drops in.
  6. Pick your soup base from 4 flavors. (Soy source, salt, curry, sea food.)
  7. Choose 4 kinds of ingredients form many. (Looks like there are at least 10 from the photo.)
  8. And then the cup is capped and vacuum sealed.
There you have your personalized limited edition cup noodle!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Moetan figurines

Sooooo cute! Kotobukiya One Coin series. 682 yen. About 12 cm tall. Better deal then a Pinky! Aaargh!! (But all the parts are glued together except for the head which is slightly ball jointed.)

Moetan is actually a suplimental reading material for learning English, featuring illustrations of this girl.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


Cute calculator! Great idea!

$20 is a bit expensive though...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Fire rescue system

Interesting concept... Looks like somewhere in the middle east?

Sorry Kieran, there was some problem with the embed code last time.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer Solstice

It's the longest day of the year! Yay~!
... and here's the fig tree in my backyard.
... and rasberry.

Sunday, June 18, 2006


The odometer of my uncle's van shows 22222. I missed the 100000 of my own car last month. It's 14 years old.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Animated Jigsaw Puzzle

Thanks Crystal for the link! It's very interesting!

Unusual Puzzle

Give it a try. (^_^)

Friday, June 16, 2006


If you don't want anything better, "OK" should be enough...

Found on Robson street.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Coke fountain

May be old news by now, but I just couldn't help it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Peking or Korean???

The red neon sign says "Peking Restaurant" but the white neon sign says "Korean Restaurant". (Hey... make up your mind!) The big round sign is Korean, though...

Found on Robson Street.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Weird car

Saw this weird car in the parking lot of a Richmond Chinese mall. It looked like a fridge on wheels! Couldn't quite figure out what kind of car it was. Maybe it's been modified? And then look at the dash board! It's paved with white plush! The owner must be really diligent in vacuuming.

Sunday, June 11, 2006


My cousin left, but there are still more pictures of food. The Chirashi at Ajisai (in Kerrisdale) is still the best! Thanks Marc for showing me that restaurant. It's been... how many years? 5? 6? Wow... time flies! (Scary!) Hmm... looking at this picture makes me hungry...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Yoda mints

More eating. This time at Gyoza King on Robson Street Downtown. Their gyoza is really good! And when you're done, you get a mint from Yoda. (^_^)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Peking duck

Thanks to my cousin's visit, we get to eat things that we don't usually eat, like Peking duck. What a feast... but all that contributes to my spare tire...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sitting duck

Literally, a sitting duck in QE Park. She's just resting on the ground and you can get very close.

Flashing mannequin

... again, found on Granville Island.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Smily truck

Saw this truck on Granville Island. Pretty cute! I think it tolls the green dumpsters in the background...

Monday, June 05, 2006


My cousin from California is here. It's been... 6 years since we last saw each other. Time flies!

So, lots of eating out and walking around. I'm not used to eating this much and my stomach is sticking out like I'm 6 months pregnant! It's really gross!!!

I'm not talking about eating these cakes, though... They just look nice.